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Calamateur

The Old Fox Of '45 (Autoclave)

It’s hard to find superlatives to describe the music of Calamateur.



Leyland Kirby (The Caretaker)

Everywhere At The End Of Time (History Always Favours The Winners)

BM has followed Leyland Kirby through his early noughties annihilations (as V/VM) of “popular” artists



Sister John

Sister John , (Last Night From Glasgow)

Sister John’s second album is a further indication of this group’s depth of talent.



Pilotcan

Bats Fly Out From Under The Bridge (Evol)

Album opener ‘Page, Take Me To The Lair’ is the sort of track that a lot of other bands would choose to end their first album in 14 years with.



Port Sulphur

Valentinos (Creeping Bent)

I stuck this onto my music player expecting more of the motorik garage pop that makes Port Sulphur’s previous release ‘Paranoic Critical’ the breezy guitar fest that it is.



Asian Dub Foundation

Rafi's Revenge (London)

Listening to this album brought back one of the happiest memories of my life. Primal Scream, Glasgow, 1998, Barrowlands.



Desert Ships

Eastern Flow (DS)

Some album reviews are potentially easier than others.



HYYTS

Bullet (Blinding Heights)

Co-written and produced by ex-Danny Wilson main man Gary Clark, this is another pop nugget from Central Scotland.



Spielbergs

This Is Not The End (By The Time It Gets Dark)

This is not an album to bask in peacefully and pastorally.



Reaction

Keep it Weird, Keep it Wired (Tarbeach)

Hailing from Scotland’s post-industrial heartland, Reaction combine ’70s street-punk with gritty Americana on their barnstorming second album.